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PostPosted: Mon Feb 09, 2009 11:24 am
Ken Jones

Posts: 9780
Location: California

Poor Fishing At The Beaches
Unsatisfactory Conditions Since Recent Storm

Marked Improvement Expected by Fishermen Within the Week
Enthusiasts Get Fair Results at Santa Monica

Since the recent storm fish and fishermen have been rarely in evidence at Ocean Park and the adjoining beaches. Perhaps the unsafe and unsatisfactory condition of many of the piers has much to do with the present condition of affairs, for whereas less than three months ago not less than five hundred anglers could be counted any pleasant Sunday busily engaged at their favorite pastime, not one-thirtieth of that number put in an appearance at the beaches yesterday and those who did were rewarded poorly if at all for their efforts. The Pier avenue wharf at Ocean Park, which has for years been known as a fisherman's ďparadise," is now only a memory, as less than 200 feet of its original 1200 remains. The Santa Monica wharf is also a thing of the past, while the structure at Playa del Rey, after considerable expense and unavoidable delay, is now being put into first-class condition. Some fishing of a very unsatisfactory nature was indulged in during the forenoon today at the Port Los Angeles and Venice wharfs, no catches of even ordinary size or numbers being reported. For those anglers unacquainted with the various piers and their respective locations, but who contemplate visiting Santa Monica bay in quest of their favorite sport the following list will prove of value. The wharfs on the bay placed in their succession from north to south are: Long wharf at Port Los Angeles, north of Santa Monica; North Beach wharf at Santa Monica; Hollister street wharf, at foot of Hollister street; South Santa Monica Pier avenue wharf, at foot of Pier avenue, South Santa Monica; Venice wharf, Venice, Ocean Park; Playa del Rey wharf, Playa del Rey; outfall sewer wharf, one and one-half miles south of Playa del Rey; Manhattan wharf at Manhattan; two wharfs at Redondo.

óLos Angeles Herald, March 27, 1905

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PostPosted: Mon Feb 09, 2009 3:26 pm

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This report could have been written yesterday, and weather and fishing wise it would have been correct.

I was at the Santa Monica Pier last night. Only few small crabs and no fish.

Not too many anglers and no one else was catching anything either.
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